The Humorous Chap-Books of Scotland Volume 1


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The Humorous Chap-Books of Scotland Volume 1 - Fraser, John
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...and honourable family in Dumfriesshire, is said to have swindled the Duchess of Queensberry out of 3,000 at one sitting, by means of a couple of mirrors placed opposite each other, in which he saw her Grace's ' hand' reflected. In 1707, Sir Andrew Ramsay, of Abbotshall, lost 28,000 merks, to Sir ScipioHill, at ...